DEFINE Donegal makes a fashion statement – Picture Special

first_imgAn edgy fashion showcase took over the old Woolen Mills of Convoy on Saturday 8th June to celebrate new and established designers of Donegal. The DEFINE Donegal fashion showcase was organised by Local Enterprise Donegal, the Creative Coast initiative and LYIT to shine a spotlight on the fashion and textile artists and creative entrepreneurs of the county.Sixteen collections were unveiled on the runway, representing a mix of traditional, diverse and progressive designers. The event also saw current LYIT Fashion with Promotion student Helen Murray being crowned the McElhinneys Student Designer of the Year. Sharon Maxwell, LYIT and Dana McMahon, McElhinneys at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsMichael Tunney and Liam Porter at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsChairperson at Council of Irish Fashion Designers and Define Donegal MC Eddie Shanahan with model Katie wearing Margaret Gillespie ‘Timeless’ CollectionCouture, contemporary, retro and activewear looks were featured in DEFINE, alongside one-of-a-kind handmade accessories and crafts. It was clear to see that Donegal’s landscape and coastline are as influential as ever for inspiring many creations.April Murphy – Studio Donegal at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHannah McGuiness Jewellery at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsWeaver & Wilde at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsThe setting of DEFINE at Convoy Woollen Mills was perfectly apt for paying homage to Donegal’s past industries. The edgy surroundings of the former mill contrasted well with the new productions on show.Collections from established designers included: Bernie Murphy, Hannah McGuiness, April Murphy for Studio Donegal, Joan Carey, Una Rodden, Weaver & Wilde, Margaret Gillespie, Eimear Bradley, Valerie Taylor and Michelle McCarroll. Bernie Murphy at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsBernie Murphy photographing her collection at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHannah McGuiness Jewellery at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsApril Murphy – Studio Donegal at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsJoan Carey at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsUna Rodden couture at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsUna Rodden couture at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsMargaret Gillespie at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsMargaret Gillespie at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsValerie Taylor Handbags at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsValerie Taylor Handbags at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsEimear Bradley at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsEimear Bradley at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsMichelle McCarroll at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsThe new LYIT Fashion with Promotion degree has played a big role in cultivating the new crop of designers in Donegal. DEFINE Donegal showcased collections from six current students: Aoife Nolan, Niamh Quigley, Leah Love, Chloe Murtagh, Helen Murray and Amy Devlin.Aoife Nolan at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsChloe Murtagh at Define Donegal in Convoy Woolen MillsNiamh Quigley at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsNiamh Quigley at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsLeah Love at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHelen Murray at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsAmy Devlin at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHelen Murray was announced as the 2019 winner of the McElhinney’s Fashion Design Award. Helen created a collection of bright and boldly coloured Irish linen pieces inspired by her hometown of Termon. Helen designed her womenswear garments with sustainability in mind at every part of the process.Helen Murray wins McElhinneys Student Designer Award at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsDana McMahon, buyer at McElhinneys, said choosing the winner was a difficult task, but Helen’s work had the whole package. “We had to be true to what we believe in. What we believe in is offering a story to the customer, a product that they want to buy, something that is complete, well-finished and sustainable,” Dana said. Dana McMahon with McElhinneys Student Design Winner Helen Murray at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsJohn Andy Bonner, Sharon Maxwell, Dana McMahon, Helen Murray, Nollaig Crombie and Crona Connolly at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsThe DEFINE Donegal showcase was followed by a ‘Meet the Designers’ exhibition for buyers to connect with all the creative entrepreneurs.See more photos from the event below:at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsDesigners Hannah McGuinness and Michelle McCarroll at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsJoanne Roden and Frances Spears at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsUna Roden at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsGabrielle Dooher and Phyllis Neale at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen Millsat Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsEllie Brady, Paschal Nwankwo and Aine Maxwell at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsLYIT students Siobhán Howe, Eimear Bradley, Chloe Murtagh, Amy Devlin and graduate Niamh Porter at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsValerie Taylor at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsEimear Bradley exhibition at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsJoan Carey at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsHelen Murray wins McElhinneys Student Designer Award at Define Donegal in Convoy Woollen MillsDEFINE Donegal makes a fashion statement – Picture Special was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CReative Coastdefine donegallocal enterprise Donegallyit fashion with promotiontextileslast_img read more

Power cut strikes east Donegal

first_imgA number of homes have been left without power this morning after a power outage in Newtoncunningham.Up to 108 properties have been affected by the outage which was caused by an electrical fault.ESB workers are working to restore electrical supplies which are expected to be repaired by 3:30pm this afternoon (Friday)   Power cut strikes east Donegal was last modified: July 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Storage Continues to make a Splash

first_imgLast week I discussed how the Burton group sees a shift away from emphasis on technologies like Capture and Storage within ECM towards technologies that alleviate ‘Information Overload’.  But these ‘first wave’ technologies are not standing still.  Expect big changes in the area of storage.Arun Taneja has an article where he discusses some of the activity that has been brewing in the area of storage and makes some predictions about what might happen in 2007.Taneja notes that many many storage startups began in 2000 and 2001.   Much of the new technologies that these companies worked on are now beginning to make an impact on the marketplace.  In a market where IPOs have become rare, 2006 saw four IPOs within the Storage space.  It hasn’t been since Xyratex in 2004 made an IPO as a storage company. Riverbed (September 2006) — Manages ‘wide area data’ between remote officesCommvault (September 2006) — Unified Enterprise Backup and RecoveryIsilon (December 2006) — Clustered Storage SolutionsDoubleTake (December 2006) — Disaster Recovery, High Availablity and BackupCategories of some of the other new storage players includeStorage VirtualizationStorage Virtualization allows you to aggregate multiple network storage devices and make them appear to function as a single storage device that can be centrally managed.  The technology allows backup, archiving and recovery to be handled much more easily.Information Classification and Management (ICM) devicesICM devices have some built-in knowledge about the unstructured data that they store.  These devices allow certain kinds of data to be identified and allow rules to be defined for how data should be managed  This promotes the capability of policy and rules-based actions and is very useful for addressing compliance and records management requirements. ICM devices may also directly full-text index the data stored on the device and to be able to automatically classify data and derive metadata.Some up-and-coming companies in the ICM Storage space include Kazeon, Index Engines, and Abrevity.Storage in 2007Taneja is predicting as many as eight to ten Storage-related IPOs in 2007 might happen, but also notes that there will be many more storage startups that haven’t yet gained traction after five to six years of development that will be sold off for their assets.last_img read more

Naroda Gamm massacre: Deadline set for Maya Kodnani’s defence

first_imgThe special trial court, conducting the trial in the Naroda Gamm massacre case during the 2002 riots, has asked former Gujarat minister and key accused Maya Kodnani to get BJP President Amit Shah to testify in her favour as defence witness by next Tuesday.While asking the accused to ensure that the witness testifies by September 12, the court said there will be no further adjournment of the case.In her application on Friday, Ms. Kodnani said since Mr. Shah is not “reachable” due to his busy schedule and constant mobility, “It is difficult to decide as to which address the summons be served to him.”Ms. Kodnani, who was convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, in which 97 persons belonging to the minority community were killed, is a key accused in the Naroda Gaam massacre case, involving the brutal murder of 11 persons, also during the 2002 riots.Also read: 28 years for Maya Kodnani, Bajrangi to spend entire life in prisonShe had sought time till September 12, 2017 while Special judge P.B. Desai had granted time till September 8 for her to bring Mr. Shah to testify as defence witness.During the hearing, Ms. Kodnani urged the court to allow her to bring Mr Shah and 13 others as her witnesses to testify that she was not present at the site when the massacre was carried out.Among the 14 persons she listed as witnesses, 12 including her husband have already testified in her favour. Mr Shah is the last listed defence witness in her trial; all others have been cross-examined by the court.Verdict deferredIn a separate case, the Gujarat High Court has again deferred its verdict on Zakia Jafri’s challenge to an SIT court granting a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others in a criminal conspiracy related to the 2002 riots.last_img read more

Campaigning ends for Pithoragarh bypoll

first_imgCampaigning for the by-election to Pithoragarh Assembly seat came to an end on Saturday with both the BJP and the Congress trying to woo the voters. While the BJP sought a mandate describing itself as a party that believes in serving people quietly, the Congress raked up the issues of “growing unemployment, rising prices and stalled development schemes” initiated during its government’s tenure. Addressing a meeting for party nominee Chandra Pant at the Ramlila ground in Pithoragarh, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said his government released ₹350 crore for the development of the constituency in the last two years — the highest by any government for the district.Highlighting various steps taken by his government to boost the road and air connectivity, Mr. Rawat said the Tanakpur-Pithoragarh stretch, which is the part of an ambitious all-weather road project, is nearing completion. He said his government is in talks with several aviation companies to streamline air services from Pithoragarh to Hindon and Dehradun. The bypoll was necessitated due to the death of Prakash Pant, whose wife Ms. Chandra is contesting from the seat.last_img read more